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i dont know about recruitment drives, however you can still apply.

are you already police in the UK?
You have to be a citizen or PR to apply, unless some branch is running an international recruitment effort.
 

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And lots of them are having a hiring freeze... At least, that was what a foreign trained police officer told me. He had finished his police academy here in the Greater Toronto Area and had to wait long time before they actually offered him a job. (almost 2 years, I think)
 

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I don't think it's a problem to apply, the problem is the hiring itself. He could do his training and finished it succesfully, and than you are on a waiting list. Sometimes for a long time. At least, here in the GTA.
But maybe, if you are having very specialised qualifications/skills...

Responding to a question at 53 Division’s annual general meeting, Sloly said the force is bracing for a hiring freeze and the loss of 200-plus police officers through attrition.

The freeze is one of several cost-cutting measures the service is taking after Mayor Rob Ford requested a trimmed-down 2012 police budget.
Hiring freeze won't affect patrol: Police - TownNEWS - MyTownCrier.ca - the online home of Toronto's Town Crier Group of Community Newspapers
 

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By coincidence, I saw this advertisement:
http://careers2.hiredesk.net/viewjobs/JobDetail.asp?Comp=Hrps&sPERS_ID=&TP_ID=1&JB_ID=&PROJ_ID={24992251-E793-43B8-A716-40C0A2920C09}&LAN=en-US&BackUrl=ViewJobs/Default.asp
But you need to be entitled to legally work in Canada, and you need to have a Canadian OACP certificate.
 

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Firstly, I am a serving PC in GMP and have been in for 10 years.
Secondly, I did apply to edmonton...weeks after they decided to stop international recruitment!

EVHB, the link you sent doesnt seem to work, could you resend please or give me an idea what website you were looking at.

Thanks!
 

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They were hiring police constables.
Go to google.ca and copy this:
'careers2.hiredesk.net police constable'
This will bring you to the results.
I will copy one of the descriptions:
Category Uniform
City Halton Region
Province Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Title Police Constables
Job ID 2012-02
Position Overview What does a Police Constable do?

A police constable improves and maintains the safety, security and quality of life for Halton residents through the application of community policing methods; contributes to the development of Service goals, and participates in activities and projects; enforces federal, provincial and municipal statutes in response to citizens' complaints, service calls and special assignments; prepares and processes charges under federal, provincial and municipal statutes, and gives evidence in Court.


Responsibilities/Requirements All Applicants must meet the following basic requirements:


- Possess an O.A.C.P. Certificate of Results
- Be legally eligible to work in Canada
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be of good moral character and habits
- Have successfully completed secondary school or the approved equivalent to the Ontario education system.
- Possess a valid driver's licence (minimum Class G)
- Possess a current Standard First Aid certificate and a current CPR certificate (Basic Rescuer Level C)
- Meet vision standards of uncorrected visual acuity of at least 20/40 binocularly, corrected visual acuity should be at least 20/20 binocularly, with normal colour vision.
- Meet normal hearing standards.
 

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I too am looking to transfer, I am currently serving in NSW Australia with 6 years experience. I am in the process of obtaining permanent residence as I have married a Canadian. We are planning to move to Vancouver at the end of next year.

I would be interested to hear from any Aussie or UK expats who were serving Police officers in Australia and moved to Canada to join? From what I have read I will have to start from scratch again though, which I am ok with. Vancouver is such a great city :)
 

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Hi Matt I was a police officer in the uk and moved to Vancouver last year. At that point there was zero recruitment in the Vancouver police dept as they had staffed up for the Olympics and few had left. That may have changed but they has disbanded the recruitment team. To work for the RCMP you have to be a citizen. I left policing but if you email the vpd from their website you should get a reply and an update. Make sure to mention any specific skills or experience you have. I was just a beat bobbie. Good luck anyways it is a great city.
 
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